These rules are aimed at making training in our Association a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Always keep your smile in the Dojo. This will keep your Sensei and friends happy and will help you learn more. Food of any kind is not excepted in the Dojo for hygienic reasons.
Politeness, rules of behavior and common decency are very much part of Budo. All Budo-ka (Practitioners of the way of combat) are expected to acquaint themselves with Budo etiquette.
practice, one should not give up easily, but should continue with a
strong mind and by enduring that which is most difficult to endure
and by practicing that which is most difficult to practice, one
will, by and by, understand the principle and the spirit of Budo.
It is very important, that when a student is practicing with Budo weapons, he / she must make sure that his / her weapon is in line with all safety standards, meaning that it has no damage of any type and safe to practice with. Also, correct spacing between every practitioner is very important thus the student must make sure that there is correct spacing between him / her and his / her fellow Budo friends. When the weapon is not in use, the student must make sure that it is put in a safe place not being dangerous or inconvenient to the students practicing in the Dojo.
Important attributes in Budo
The following are important attributes in Japanese Budo (Martial Way) as stressed in the code of Bushido (Way of the Warrior), ethics which the Samurai relentlessly adhered, as their virtues of life both in combat and off combat.
Loyalty, Courage, Duty, Filial piety, Honor, Integrity, Discipline, Compassion, Moral rectitude, Fighting spirit.
Fighting Spirit is not necessarily violence. Like in 'Iai', the best blade is the one that never left the Scabbard/Saya (Pocket). In Jujutsu, "Shinbu Fusatsu" (Don't Kill, Don't Break if not really necessarily). Safeguarding life is the most important thing. Remember, avoiding a fight (if possible) is the first step in self-defense.
Budo is an extension of Bujutsu, but rather than just combat, the above mentioned are very important attributes in the making of a real Budo-ka (Practitioner of the way of Combat).